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How long does it take you to wash your truck?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by DEEVON911, Jul 21, 2010.

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How long to wash your truck?

Poll closed Aug 20, 2010.
  1. 1-2 hours

    135 vote(s)
    68.9%
  2. 3-4 hours

    40 vote(s)
    20.4%
  3. All day

    7 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. I like it dirty!

    14 vote(s)
    7.1%
  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:35 AM
    #1
    DEEVON911

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    How long does it take you to wash your truck? My wife always says it takes me too long. I normally take about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Sometimes 3 depending on the detailing I want to do to it. I want to show her that I'm not crazy!
     
  2. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    MotoTacoma

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    "too long" is the perfect answer haha... i'll have to time it next time, it's due for a bath anyway
     
  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    Well, there's already a thread on this topic, but anyway, you need an option for less than 1 hour. That would be me. It's going to look like crap in 2-3 days anyway.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    Usually about 4 hours including breaks...but on certain occasions (wash+clay+polish+glaze+wax) it has taken over 12 hours.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    Wait...I clicked All day but that's the whole shabam. Washed, waxed with the 3 step, wetted with silicone, and vacuumed....the wash part only takes 30 min if muddy, and 10 min just for dust when waxed. ;)
     
  6. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    DEEVON911

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  7. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    AeroCooper

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  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    Only 30 mins?! Thats fast. For onr thing I smoke so after I wash it, I let it drip some of the water off and smoke a cig before I start to towel it.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    havent washed mine since i bought it last may lmao.. i dont know how long it will take haha
     
  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Too long- as I cant stand washing & or detailing a car/truck.

    One of the few things in life I dont mind paying for.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    Not more than an hour for me. What takes the longest is waiting for it to dry/or drying it off in the driveway so I can apply the Armorall on the fender flares and what not.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2010 at 10:35 AM
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    Takes me 2-3 hours if the wife and 5 year old daughter help. If it was me alone about an hour!
     
  14. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    Takes me about an hour just to do a basic wash. Takes more if I want to detail my wheels and wax the whole truck.:cool:
     
  15. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Heh - About 10 minutes for my normal washes through the touchless car wash.

    Otherwise 3-4 hours a couple times a year when I drop it off for detailing...

    I'm way too busy with life right now to spend the time it takes to detail the car... Kids / Wife / Work etc....
     
  16. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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    lol!!
     
  17. Jul 21, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    About a hour to wash my truck. Then i find new dents and scratches which piss me off :frusty:
     
  18. Jul 21, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    State the difference between polish, glaze and wax please and is this the order you do it in?
     
  19. Jul 21, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    shitroc

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    depends how dirty my truck is but usually a couple hours is what it takes. that includes washing,drying,tire foam, back to black. if i wax it it takes 3-4 hours easily.
     
  20. Jul 21, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    just a wash and dry usually takes me about an hr to an hr and a half...depending on what else i do can run up to 4 hrs for a complete detailing inside and out
     

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